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* Sunrise Glory *

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* Sunrise Glory *
* Sunrise Glory *
A glorious Aussie summer sunrise in January last year! Not far from our place, looking across Lake Macquarie from Arcadia Vale to Wangi Wangi... Some adjustments made using PS7 - Curves, Brightness & Contrast, & Hue, Saturation & Lightness... Taken 1/320 sec @ f5.6, ISO 64, & 38mm digital focal length...
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Marcie A. Fowler
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    Absolutely beautiful. The colors are very striking and the sailboat just add so much to this image. Excellent job!!


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8/6/2004 11:29:56 AM

 
Alisha May Furbish
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INCREDIBLE- above and beyond the typical sunset shot- a definite winner in my book!


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8/6/2004 11:37:31 AM

 
Rob Friedman
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Wow--top notch! The play of the sun and the clouds is awesome!


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8/6/2004 11:48:19 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautiful sunrise, Carolyn, very colorful -- I love the clouds and their reflections!


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8/6/2004 11:56:13 AM

 
ADILSON F. FERREIRA
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Wonderful sunrise, great colors and contrast!


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8/6/2004 12:16:00 PM

 
Larry Lawhead
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WOW!! This is great, Carolyn!!!

Larry



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8/6/2004 12:41:08 PM

 
Rosanne Paris
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Carolyn,

The picture is gorgeous and the colors striking in this sunrise. Not a bad way to start the day !

Rosanne


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8/6/2004 1:10:05 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Beautiful, Carolyn!!


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8/6/2004 1:25:14 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Way gorgeous!


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8/6/2004 1:58:47 PM

 
Stacey A. Bates
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WOW, Beautiful!!!!


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8/6/2004 2:15:08 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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So beautiful Carolyn ~ the clouds are fantastic.. hope the judges take note of this one!


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8/6/2004 3:33:44 PM

 
Doug Wean  

Beautiful Image,the clouds add a special light...


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8/6/2004 4:43:51 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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WOW what a beautiful image. The colors along with your composition is just outstanding.


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8/6/2004 7:35:07 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Great image!


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8/6/2004 8:10:10 PM

 
Lisa Clark
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Magnificent Image!! The lighting, colors, and composition are amazing.


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8/6/2004 10:38:41 PM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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Indeed, glorious, Carolyn!


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8/7/2004 3:07:55 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Thank you, thank you, thank you...to each and every one of you who was kind enough to take the time to look at my 'Sunrise Glory', and then make comment on it!! Thanks to Marcie, Alisha, Rob, Deborah, Adilson, Larry, Rosanne, Colette, Noel, Stacey, Susie, Doug, Darren, Jim, Lisa and Kathleen!! I really appreciate all your observations and encouragement - I was just blown away by the beauty of the sunrise that morning!! Thanks again all...


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8/8/2004 3:36:27 AM

 
Bonnie C. Lackey
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Stunning image, Carolyn - you captured all that morning glory beautifully...


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8/8/2004 6:44:26 AM

 
Karen R. Rubeiz
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Wow, incredible! I am really big on clouds and these are fantastic!


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8/11/2004 9:45:03 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Very many thanks for looking Bonnie and Karen, and for taking the time to comment!

Yes, it certainly was a glorious morning for sunrise shots that morning, Bonnie!

"I am really big on clouds" too, Karen, so this was a real treat! Thanks once again to both of you...


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8/12/2004 6:19:34 PM

 
Leesa White
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Beautiful Carolyn! Congrats!


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9/13/2004 11:07:32 PM

 
Kelly Abernathy
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Congratulations Carolyn! -K


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9/14/2004 5:16:53 AM

 
Karen R. Rubeiz
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Congratulations Carolyn!


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9/14/2004 6:13:43 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Thanks very much for the congrat's Leesa, K and Karen! :~)


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9/14/2004 10:48:22 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Wo well deserved! Many congratulations, Carolyn!


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9/15/2004 2:27:50 AM

 
Wong Chek Poh
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Stunning sunrise. Fully deserved winner. Wong.


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9/15/2004 6:19:49 AM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Beautiful!! Big congrats to you, Carolyn!


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9/15/2004 7:15:32 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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A wonderful capture, Carolyn. Congratulations!


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9/15/2004 12:47:41 PM

 
John Connolly
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Congratulations Carolyn. Well done!


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9/15/2004 3:33:31 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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I really appreciate the congrat's Evy, Wong, Deborah, Kathleen and John! This Second Place win was quite unexpected, and is a great honour... I'm very happy that so many fellow BP contestants find this image pleasing - and that the judges also thought it had merit! As I've said before, it really was a spectacular sunrise that morning, and although cameras 'do their best' to capture the scene and mood, there is nothing quite like being there when it happens, is there?! Thanks once again for all your kind comments...and many congratulations to all the other winners and finalists! Carolyn :~)


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9/15/2004 9:31:46 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
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What unique and amazing clouds and colors! I haven't seen a pic quite like it. Congratulations on a well-deserved win.

Nancy


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9/15/2004 11:07:04 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Very many thanks for the positive comments, Nancy! After looking through your gallery of great images, I feel fortunate to be complimented by someone of your photographic ability! Carolyn :~)


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9/16/2004 12:24:00 AM

 
Bryan H. Smith
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I love this. The colour and clarity are superb!


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10/18/2004 4:00:53 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Thanks so much, Bryan - I rather like this image myself ;) !! It was a very special sunrise that morning...

I am just having a look at some of the shots in your gallery - wow...great images, Bryan! :)


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10/18/2004 4:32:49 PM

 
Karen R. Rubeiz
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Congratulations Carolyn!!! Well deserved.


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10/19/2004 6:10:26 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Thanks SO much, Karen - I really appreciate your positive comments! Trust all is going well with you and yours(?)! :)


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10/22/2004 10:30:20 PM

 
The  Italian  Eye
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Carolyn, I really envy you to be able to freeze sunsets such as this one!
great job!

Danilo


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10/22/2004 11:40:35 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Danilo, I really appreciate you taking the time to have a look at my gallery...and thanks for commenting on my 'Sunrise Glory' image! Don't worry - I also only wish I could "freeze" a sunrise like this each time I tried! I really love to take sunset images as well...and each sunrise or sunset is SO different, isn't it?! Thanks again so much... Carolyn :)


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10/26/2004 11:36:08 PM

 
Mal Mac Bride
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Carolyn,
Great photo and one of the best I have seen , well deserved win but it should have been first place not second.
Mal


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12/12/2004 10:13:46 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Thanks SO much for your wonderful, encouraging comments, Mal - I REALLY appreciate them!!! ;)

Carolyn :)


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12/17/2004 8:15:37 AM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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The composition and colors are great. I'm very happy I got to see this photo and your gallery, by the way it is great. Congratulations on wining.


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6/26/2005 4:22:32 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Wow Carolyn! To see the whole photo is amazingly gorgeous! I love that name Wangi Wangi ! :-)


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9/29/2005 12:54:31 PM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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Nemil and Jill - thank you for your very kind comments on this image!! I'm so glad you like it!! :o)

Nemil - sorry not to have acknowledged your comment sooner!! :o( Thanks for browsing my gallery, and, thanks too for the congrat's on my Second Place win with this shot!! :o)

Jill - I am very pleased with the way this image turned out, too!! :o) The name Wangi Wangi is an Australian Aboriginal placename, and is pronounced 'Wonjie Wonjie'!! Take a look at this webpage to find out a little more about Wangi Wangi, and the origins of it's name!! ;o)

http://www.lakemac.infohunt.nsw.gov.au/library/lhist/suburb/lmp&p/wangiwangi.htm

Thanks again to both of you for your feedback - I really appreciate it!! :o)


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10/12/2005 12:43:52 AM

 
Gerard McAteer
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Hi Carolyn, Just love this capture! Really enjoyed viewing your gallery, You certainly captured the Aussie look and feel to a Tee!! If you don't mind I will point people to your gallery when I get asked about life in Australia and what it is like as you have captured it! well done!


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9/8/2007 3:19:00 AM

 
Nandu Menon  

Awesome capture ! Wish I could get a photo like this myself.


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5/14/2008 8:43:21 AM

 
Deb Koskovich
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Big congrats on being featured in Snapshot, Carolyn!!


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7/15/2008 3:15:54 AM

 
Tom Schmitt
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Congratulations on being featured in Snapshot--a great image to introduce the Australia gallery!


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7/15/2008 3:38:19 AM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Gorgeous! Congrats on being featured in Snapshot, Carolyn!


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7/15/2008 4:18:06 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Big congrats to you Carolyn on this being featured in snapshot tonight!!!! WTG!!!


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7/15/2008 5:18:19 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Your beautiful sunrise looks lovely in the Snapshot Carolyn ~ many congrats on being featured ~ and your win!!


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7/15/2008 5:59:34 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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What a nice surprise to see this on the cover of the SnapShot newsletter Carolyn!!! Congratulations for the recognition and for your win too. This is so serene and beautiful!!

Take care!!

Donna


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7/15/2008 8:40:38 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Spectacular vibrance, Carolyn!
Congratulations on being featured in Snapshot!
~Lisa


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7/15/2008 9:14:15 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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Big congratulations on being featured in Snapshot, Carolyn!!


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7/15/2008 8:33:50 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Congrats on the Snapshot feature and belated congrats on your win for this magnificenet image!


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7/15/2008 9:46:54 PM

 
Sharon 
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Carolyn, congratulations on being featured in Snapshot. What a glorious capture of an amazing sunset !!!!


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7/15/2008 9:51:02 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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AWSOME Carolyn, really beauiful!
Big congrats on the snapshot feature page!
OH and your second place win too!!!


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7/20/2008 3:32:06 PM

 
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